Shakespeare in the 1970s

THIS summer the Barefoot Players bring to life Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the free-loving 70s.

Flower power, magic, mayhem, flares and fairies collide in a kaleidoscope of love, tricks, pranks and dreams.

Hermia and Lysander flee Athens so they can celebrate their love together. Demetrious follows, determined to win Hermia’s heart. He is followed by Helena, who is wild with love for him. The four of them stumble right into the midst of a fairy nest where the King and Queen fiercely fight for an orphaned changeling child. Then the fun begins… Love potions, donkey heads and a troupe of amateur theatricals all play their part in one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies.

Performances are: Friday, July 27, 7pm, Ardingly College; Thursday, August 2, 7pm, The Five Bells, Chailey; Saturday, August 4, 7pm, Newtimber Place. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Tickets from 07505 777613 or